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The Mid-Century Santa Fe Collaboration Presents: 2019 Student Art and Design Competition

March 20th, 2019

March 20, 2019 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration presents the 2019 Student Art and Design Competition, taking place from March 20 to April 26, 2019. The winning works will be on view from August 1 to August 20, 2019. The collaboration celebrates the works of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), Alexander Girard, and Georgia O’Keeffe for their influence and contributions to New Mexico’s textile, fashion, and visual art landscape. Mid-Century Santa Fe proudly announces these three themes as competitive categories for the student competition, to run in tandem with the collaboration and IAIA’s Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art.

The design competition is being sponsored by American Home, New Mexico’s purveyor of fine furnishings with locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Farmington. American Home curates a wide selection of home furniture and furnishings, including Mid-Century products for the home. President Kenton Van Harten said, “We have committed ourselves to the communities we serve as demonstrated by our ongoing support of the social services, education and the arts in New Mexico. We are especially delighted to support this student design competition.”

The categories for the competition are as follows:



  • Textiles: Works submitted under this category must be represented as 50% or more as tapestries, rugs, quilts, weaving, beading, glasswork, or otherwise approved dimensional mediums.

  • Fashion: Works submitted under this category must be represented as 50% or more as embroidery, garment making, garment design, or otherwise approved wearable mediums.

  • Visual Art: Works submitted under this category must be represented as 50% or more as painting, sculpture, pottery, photography, printmaking, or otherwise approved visual mediums.

Cash prizes will be awarded for best in show as well as first place in each category. Student submissions will be accepted from March 20 to April 26, 2019. Winners will be announced at a reception on May 17, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’ Project Lab. The student art exhibition will be held from August 1 to August 20, 2019, coinciding with Indian Market in the Joan and Clifford Vernick Auditorium at the Museum of International Folk Art.

Competition Guidelines are as follows:



  1. All current fulltime New Mexico college students are eligible to enter by filling out the following form: https://iaia.wufoo.com/forms/z1yziqr70mq8gk5/;

  2. Only ONE entry per category;

  3. Artwork created within the last two years;

  4. All artwork must be ready for display;

  5. A jury panel will judge all entries;

  6. 2019 Student Art and Design Competition submission form and artwork must be complete at time of entering into the Student Art and Design Competition;

  7. Submissions for the Student Art and Design Competition will only be accepted from March 20 to April 26, 2019. High-resolution photographs of the artwork must be uploaded with the submission form. Late submissions will not be accepted;

  8. The artist must complete a separate Submission Form for every piece of artwork that is submitted into the 2019 Student Art and Design Competition; and

  9. The artists, winner and otherwise, must be able to pick up their own work at the end of the exhibition at the Stuart Udall Museum Resources building, prior to end of business on August 21, 2019.

Student Art and Design Competition Submission Form: https://iaia.wufoo.com/forms/z1yziqr70mq8gk5/

For more information regarding the competition, please contact Eric Davis at eric.davis@iaia.edu.

The Mid-Century collaboration, May 5 to October 27, 2019, gathers Santa Fe’s masters of modern art and design, Alexander Girard, Lloyd Kiva New, and Georgia O’Keeffe. The partnership between the Museum of International Folk Art, IAIA, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum explores the artists’ life and influence through exhibitions and community engagement. The Mid-Century Santa Fe 2019 Student Art and Design Competition is partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax.

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